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Hans Christian Andersen ()

directed by Charles Vidor
featuring Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Philip Tonge

Hans Christian Andersen - Charles Vidor
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Hans Christian Andersen was Sam Goldwyn's final production for RKO Radio release, and also the producer's last Danny Kaye vehicle. The Moss Hart-Myles Connolly screenplay largely disregards the facts concerning Denmark's great storyteller, opting for a fanciful blend of comedy, fantasy, romance and music. As played by Kaye, Hans Christian Andersen starts out as a small-town cobbler whose gift for spinning fairy tales is keeping the local kids from attending school. Asked to leave town, Hans heads to Copenhagen to seek his ...